Books at truck stops

Discussion in 'Truck Stops' started by p0pachery, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. p0pachery

    p0pachery Bobtail Member

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    I start with Stevens next week, and I am guessing that a lot of my downtime (part of my ten hour breaks and resets) will go to reading. I was wondering if truck stops sell books. Right now, I'm into reading classics as opposed to newer authors, so those would be the books I'm looking for. I'm not really into audio books, but I would get them as a last resort. So I guess my question would be, Do truckstops sell books, and if they do, what is the selection like?
     
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  3. stackeddeck

    stackeddeck Bobtail Member

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    I would suggest you stop at a wal-mart for buying your reading materials, the selection and the cost will be much better.
     
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  4. Ducks

    Ducks "Token Four-Wheeler"

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    Check your local library. Some libraries allow you to renew on-line. If that's the case, you can borrow books during your hometime, renew them on-line, and return when you're home again.

    It's the same with movies and music CD's as well.
     
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  5. p0pachery

    p0pachery Bobtail Member

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    My library allows me to renew online, however I am the type of person that prefers to own a physical copy of the book for future reading.
     
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  6. misterG

    misterG Road Train Member

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    Many of the books I recall seeing at T\S were of the western variety. More so the books on tape. As to the "classics" good luck, maybe if you pass a Barns and Noble you'll find what your looking for.
     
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  7. p0pachery

    p0pachery Bobtail Member

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    Looks like I'll have to stock up whenever I get home time.
     
  8. Hardlyevr

    Hardlyevr Road Train Member

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    Truckstops charge top dollar for paperbacks, and the selections are very limited. I prefer to shop at the outlets if you can find a Book Warehouse. They will sell a slightly out of date best seller hardback cheaper than a paperback at the truckstop.

    If you have time while you are home you can also check out Edward R Hamilton and order by mail or online. Again much cheaper, but a little bit just out of date book.
     
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  9. beboppinbigun1

    beboppinbigun1 Light Load Member

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    I am looking into the Kindle from amazon it holds like 1500 books, my Dad told me about them. they are a little pricey but the books are cheaper than the printed version. I too love to read, and they look like they will be ideal for a truck driver, they take up way less space in the truck and as you finish books you can download them on the road. there is no service fee according to Amazon thye pay for the wireless charges to connect them. there are like 350,000 titles available so far and they are adding more all time. check them out at Amazon. com
     
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  10. Ducks

    Ducks "Token Four-Wheeler"

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    Another source for cheap books is through Amazon.com. Amazon has a marketplace where you can purchased used books inexpensively. When I need a book -- even college textbooks for the kids -- I search on Amazon.com... then click on the used option... and select from the choices there.


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    Remember, though, that you have to calculate shipping -- which is usually around $3.99 -- into the cost. It's still usually much cheaper than buying new, and often the books arrive in almost new condition. You could order while on the road, and the books would be waiting for you when you arrive home -- ready for your next time out.
     
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  11. bubba mark

    bubba mark Medium Load Member

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    You can download a lot of the classics online for free. If you don't mind reading them on your computer. There are also a lot of places you can get ebooks for pretty cheap. That's how I get most of mine.
     
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